playground2.JPGSunday, September 30, 2012; 2pm - Members & Donors Exploration; 3pm - Open To Public Celebration Scarsdale, N.Y. - Explore, discover and celebrate at the grand opening  of the Greenburgh Nature Center Playground, a new learning experience in Scarsdale. This unique, nature-themed playground is designed to engage children in outdoor exploration and discovery (for toddlers and children ages 2 - 12). Come connect with the wonders and awe of nature! In addition to playing on the new playground, enjoy food, fun, live music, and nature/animal related activities.  Meet the playground sponsors including California Pizza Kitchen, Scarsdale; Con Edison; Gymboree Play & Music of Scarsdale and New Rochelle; Houlihan Lawrence, Scarsdale Office; The Rotary Club of Scarsdale; Whole Foods Market; White Plains and Yonkers; Town of Greenburgh; and Greenburgh Parks & Recreation.  There is still an opportunity for you to be a significant part of the playground and create a legacy for your name and family members. Naming opportunities for a limited number of items at varying budget levels are still available. Please contact the Director of Marketing at vsherman@greenburghnaturecenter.org or call 914-723-3470 to discuss naming opportunities in more detail.  Free Event-Donations Welcome The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, a pond, gardens, a playground, and outdoor animal exhibits, including a birds of prey aviary.  Our indoor exhibits include a live animal museum with over 100 specimens, exhibit areas focusing on nature and the environment, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits, and a gift shop. The Center offers programs for groups of all ages on a wide range of environmental topics, camps, adult programs, community events, and birthday parties, either here or at your location. They also have a wide range of volunteering opportunities for all ages and skill levels. The mission of the Greenburgh Nature Center is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, to foster an appreciation of nature, and to promote sustainable practices. The Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale, NY. Parking is free, and handicapped parking is available. The Nature Center's grounds are open daily dawn to dusk throughout the year. The Center's indoor exhibits are open daily except Fridays and a few holidays, 9:30AM - 4:30PM on weekdays and 10AM - 4:30PM on weekends. For more information, visit our website at http://www.greenburghnaturecenter.org/ or call 914-723-3470. What: GNC Playground Grand Opening Celebration Where: Greenburgh Nature Center When: September 30, 2012; 2pm for members and donors, 3pm for everyone How Much: Free; donation suggested For more information go to http://www.greenburghnaturecenter.org/

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Contact: Vicki Seiden Sherman Director of Marketing Greenburgh Nature Center 99 Dromore Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-813-1280